7 December 2015

Singapore Christmas Gift Guide 2015: The tech edition

Looking for corporate gifts, or something as a reward for yourself? Have a look at these gadgets and accessories:

Source: Jawbone. The UP2  is available in gold, turquoise and purple while the UP3 is available in dark blue (Indigo Twist).

Jawbone released a new design for its UP2 and nine new colours for UP2 and UP3 in September, further expanding the portfolio of fashion-focussed activity trackers. Crafted by industrial designer Yves Behar, Jawbone’s UP activity trackers feature slim designs that allow for 24x7 wear and can be easily paired with jewellery or watches on the wrist.

UP2 features
• Tracks quality of sleep and steps in a single app
• Get personalised insights, health tips and reminders through the Smart Coach system
• Connect with and challenge friends, track fitness milestones
• Automatic Sleep mode detection
• Up to 10 days of battery life with a single charge

Colours: Violet Circle Classic Flat Strap, Black Diamond Classic Flat Strap, Grey Hex Classic Flat Strap, Black Diamond Lightweight Thin Strap, Gunmetal Hex Lightweight Thin Strap, Turquoise Circle Lightweight Thin Strap, Oat Spectrum Lightweight Thin Strap, Orchid Circle Lightweight Thin Strap

The UP2 retails at S$199.

UP3 features
• Passive and resting heart rate tracking. The passive heart rate is taken periodically throughout the day when the user is still, and provides insights into how daily influences and choices such as diet, caffeine, stressful meetings, and other stimuli can affect heart rate and overall heart health
• Tracks quality of sleep and steps in a single app
• Get personalised insights, health tips and reminders through the Smart Coach system
• Connect with and challenge friends, track fitness milestones
• Automatic Sleep mode detection
• Up to seven days of battery life with a single charge

Colours: Ruby Cross, Indigo Twist, Sand Twist, Black Twist, Silver Cross

The UP3 retails at S$309. The UP3 Ruby Cross is exclusively available at Challenger in Singapore.

Source: Lenovo.
Phone and tablet addicts can have their log cake and eat it too with Lenovo’s debut entry in the phablet market. The Lenovo PHAB Plus addresses consumers’ 24x7 connectivity needs with its dual SIM slots, 4G LTE connectivity, and 24-hour battery life, ensuring a reliable and fast connection whether at home or abroad.

The Lenovo PHAB Plus has a 6.8” Full HD (FHD) display with 326 ppi resolution. The rear camera shoots at 13MP for stills and can also take FHD videos. Advanced lenses offer enhanced sharpness and brightness, even in dim lighting. The 5MP front camera even hsa a Pano-Selfie mode to capture group shots.

Dolby Atmos technology brings the cinema to the user. A 1cc sound chamber on the rear side boosts audio level.

Source: OtterBox.

According to OtterBox’s survey of The State of Our Smartphones in the region this September, over a third (38%) smartphone users in Singapore will damage their new device within three months of purchase. OtterBox has drop-resistant cases for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, offering varying levels of protection. 

All OtterBox case designs undergo a minimum of 238 hours of testing across at least 24 tests. Designs are tested for UV exposure, extreme temperature, jeans pocket wear, abrasion, and drops among others. Cases are available from S$39.90 for the MySymmetry Series, to as much as S$92.90 for a Defender Series case (triple-layer, ultra-rugged cases built with built-in screen protectors, a protective membrane over the Touch ID and a belt-clip holster for hands-free carrying). 

View the full range of cases otterbox.asia/making-the-case-for or from select local retailers.

Source: SanDisk.
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick gives consumers even more freedom to save content from their favourite Wi-Fi-enabled devices. The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick works with smartphones, tablets and computers, and allows up to three mobile devices to transfer content at a time. It can support a single stream for up to 4.5 hours on a single charge. The availability of up to 128GB of capacity allows users to effectively double their mobile storage. The included SanDisk Connect app enables easy management of content on devices including, iOS and Android devices; tablets; Macs and PCs – all via password-protected Wi-Fi connectivity.

The SanDisk Dual USB Drive features a Type C connector on one end and a USB 3.0 on the other for fast and easy transfer between next-generation devices4 and PC or Mac computers. The new Dual USB Drive will initially be available in a 32GB capacity.

Source: SanDisk.
The Dual USB Drive with Type C connector also works with the SanDisk Memory Zone app, available for free download from the Google Play store. The app is compatible with most Android-powered devices and allows users to easily locate, organise, transfer and back up data. When the device is connected, the Memory Zone app auto-launches, and allows users to easily manage and transfer content between their mobile device and the drive.

The SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD delivers more than four times the speed of a portable hard drive. The new pocket-sized drive allows users to transfer big files at up to 415MBps. Available in up to 480GB capacity, SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs feature a sleek black finish with unique rubber bumpers, and a metal ring that easily clips into a bag.


Read the WorkSmart Asia blog posts about the 2015 festive season, including:

Singapore Gift Guide 2015, the pleasure edition

Who in APAC will be spending the most online, according to the Adobe Digital Index
How Facebook sees mobile redefining the season

Hong Kong's Winter Wonderland experience
The City of Sydney's Christmas programme

Sofitel So Singapore's French fusion Christmas menu
The launch of Casa Ferrero, Ferrero Rocher's popup store
House of Sillage launches the Holiday by House of Sillage fragrance

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